16 August 2022

Nine things to do in the region this week (12 - 18 August)

| Evelyn Karatzas
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Lights! Camera! Action! There are comedians, magicians, musicians and more to see in the regions this week. Photo: File.

There are plenty of things to do in the region this week, especially if you love live music, comedians, magicians, flora, markets and more.

Running across the whole weekend, there’s a three-day orchid exhibition in Merimbula, and on Friday an up-coming Canberra musician, Sean, is performing in Queanbeyan.

To kick off the weekend, on Saturday, there’s a comedy and magic show in Goulburn, Rufino and the Coconuts are bringing their tropical music to Braidwood and Tyler Hauptberger is coming to Tomakin.

There’s also a beginner’s yoga class in Batemans Bay, Thundergoose is performing in Bermagui and Ethan Parlato is bringing his country and blues music to Moruya.

To end the weekend, on Sunday, the Pambula Village Markets take place.

All Weekend

Winter Orchids

Are you a fan of orchids or want to find out more about them? Then head to Merimbula this weekend! Photo: Twyford Hall.

The Sapphire Coast Orchid Club’s Winter Show

When: Friday 12 August, Saturday 13 August, 9 am to 4 pm and Sunday, 9 am to 1 pm
Where: Twyford Hall, 16 Market Street, Merimbula
Cost: Free.

Taking place across three days from this Friday, is the Sapphire Coast Orchid Club’s Winter Show. Orchid enthusiasts are invited to come to this free event in Merimbula, where guest speakers will talk about their experiences with orchid cultivation and members will bring along their latest blooms. This showcase has three free shows running each year in Merimbula, Bega and Pambula, and is one not to be missed.


Top Pub Hotel QBYN

Sean is performing at the Top Pub Hotel QBYN. Photo: Allevents.in.

SEAN @Top Pub Queanbeyan

When: Friday 12 August, from 9 pm
Where: Top Pub Hotel Queanbeyan, 59 Crawford Street,Queanbeyan
Cost: Free.

This Friday at the Top Pub Hotel, local Canberra musician Sean will take the stage and perform some of his favourite covers from his impressive and diverse repertoire of artists ranging from Elvis Presley, to Boyz II Men, to Chris Stapleton.

As someone who has been singing for as long as he could remember, and who in 2010 founded the Canberra-based band, the H-Cee Family, Sean is now in the early stages of writing and recording and aims to have his first solo release of music out by the end of 2022.


open mic night

Do you love comedy and magic? Then the Goulburn Club has you sorted this weekend! Photo: Humanitix.

A Night Of Comedy & Magic with Keith Scott & Brendan Mon Tanner

When: Saturday 13 August, 8 – 11 pm
Where: Goulburn Club, 19 Market St, Goulburn
Cost: Tickets are from $30, and can be purchased here.

This Saturday, the Goulburn Club will be holding an exclusive night dedicated to comedy and magic. The special guests include Australian-American voice actor, comedian, impressionist and animation historian Keith Scott, and one of Sydney’s most hilarious comic magicians, known as ‘The Hilarious Comic Trickster’- Brendan Mon Tanner.

With doors opening from 7:30 pm, people are encouraged to get in quick as this night is not to be missed and guaranteed to have you both amazed with Brendan’s magic and in stitches with Keith’s jokes and impersonation skills.

Rufino and the coconuts

Rufino and the Coconuts are performing in Braidwood this Saturday from 5 pm. Photo: Eventbrite.

Rufino and the Coconuts

When: Saturday 13 August, 5 – 11 pm
Where: Smokey Horse, 183 Wallace Street, Braidwood
Cost: Tickets are $22, and can be purchased here.

Rufino and the Coconuts are sailing into Braidwood this weekend to bring you the sounds of the Caribbean. With a blend of heart, soul and humour in their music, Rufino and his eight-piece band’s music will have you feeling transported to a tropical island.

Tyler Hauptberger playing guitar

Tyler Hauptberger is performing this weekend in Tomakin. Photo: Daniel Jacinto.

Tyler Hauptberger @Smokey Dan’s

When: Saturday 13 August, from 12 pm
Where: Smokey Dan’s, 2152 George Bass Drive, Tomakin
Cost: Free entry.

The multi-instrumentalist, music tutor and performer from Wollongong, Tyler Hauptberger is coming to Tomakin this Saturday for a special show. From midday, the artist who has played in several bands around Sydney and the Illawarra will be performing some of his own compositions, as well as covers that everyone loves.


Come and join Vanessa in a yoga class for beginners this Saturday. Photo: File.

Beginners Yoga Intensive — Soul Tribe Studio

When: Saturday 13 August, 10:30 am – 4 pm
Where: Soul Tribe Studio57 Beach Road, Batemans Bay
Cost: Tickets are $200, and can be purchased here.

Join Soul Tribe Studio’s Vanessa as she runs a one-day intensive yoga class in Batemans Bay this Saturday. Designed for beginners, this class will allow participants to increase their strength, flexibility, spinal mobility and balance, as well as effectively help target stress and improve your health and wellbeing.

thundergoose performing live

ThunderGoose will be at the Bermagui Country Club this Saturday. Photo: ThunderGoose Facebook.


When: Saturday 13 August, 7 – 10: 30 pm
Where: Bermagui Country Club, Tuross Street, Bermagui
Cost: Free entry.

The epic cover band from the Bega Valley, ThunderGoose is coming to Bermagui this weekend for a special concert. Come and enjoy 3.5 hours of non-stop covers of your favourite tunes, while enjoying a nice meal and some drinks with your family and friends.

Ethan Parlato playing guitar

Ethan Parlato will be at Moruya Riverside Park this Saturday. Photo: Ethan Parlato Facebook.

Ethan Parlato @ Moruya Riverside Park

When: Saturday 13 August, from 9 am
Where: Moruya Riverside Park, Moruya
Cost: Free.

Ethan Parlato is an independent singer-songwriter and natural-born storyteller from the South Coast. He is inspired by blues and country artists such as John Mayer, Keith Urban and Garth Brooks and loves to bring a personal touch to his original songs, telling stories of his life and those around him. Ethan has also played at many local venues such as the Tilba Valley Winery, Batemans Bay Soldiers Club and Moruya Waterfront.


four people at a market

The Pambula Village Markets are on this Sunday. Photo: Escape to Merimbula.

Pambula Village Markets

When: Sunday 14 August, 8 am – 1 pm
Where: Pambula Oval, Narregol Street, Pambula
Cost: Free entry.

The Pambula Village Markets are held on the second Sunday of every month. Located on the sports oval in Pambula Village, you will find the best in local produce, including meats, fruits, vegetables, homemade ice cream, jams and pickles, as well as handmade clothing, jewellery and seedlings to grow your own plants.

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